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The most common reference point is |
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a) the sun | b) the Earth | c) the moom | d) other objects | |

Speed depends upon what two factors? |
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a) mass and volume | b) distance and time | c) weight and volume | d) distance and direction | |

What is the formula used to determine speed? |
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a) distance divided by time | b) distance multiplied by time | c) time divided by distance | d) time multiplied by distance | |

Which of the following is NOT an example of velocity? |
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a) 10 km/hr east | b) 15 m/sec forward | c) -27 km/sec north | d) 55 m/hr | |

What is the difference between speed and velocity? |
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a) Speed does not include direction, but velocity does include the direction. | b) Speed includes direction, but velocity does not. | c) Speed involves movement, but velocity does not involve movement. | d) There is no difference between speed and velocity. | |

If you are in a canoe moving up a river at 15 m/sec, and the river is flowing at a rate of 12 m/sec, what is your actual velocity? |
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a) 27 m/sec upstream | b) 27 m/sec dowstream | c) 3 m/sec upstream | d) 3 m/sec downstream | |

If you traveled 7.5 km in 1.5 hours, what was your average speed? |
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a) 11.25 km/hr | b) 6 km/hr | c) 5 km/hr | d) .2 km/hr | |

If a bird is flying at a rate of 4 km/min north with a wind of 5 km/min north, what is its velocity? |
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a) 1 km/min north | b) 1.25 km/him north | c) 9 km/min north | d) 20 km/min morth | |

Although there are many different units for measuring speed, what is the SI unit for measuring speed? |
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a) kilometers per hour | b) meters per second | c) miles per hour | d) feet per second | |

If two cars drive down the road at the same speed, why did they NOT arrive at the same place at the same time? |
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a) Their reference points were different. | b) Their drivers were differnt. | c) Their fuel consumption was different. | d) Their velocities were different. | |

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